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Fratricidal Violence and Indian Political Thought

Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age by Shruti Kapila, Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2021; pp 328, $35 (Hardcover).

Vernacular Communism

Satyabhakta’s engagements with communist politics, the Hindi print public sphere, and workers’ movements in the Gangetic heartland often intermeshed caste, gender, and nationalism, with an indigenous communism. Signifying a strand of the Hindi literary project, he represents some of the suppressed traditions of left dissent, and takes us back to debates between internationalism and nationalism, materialism and spiritualism, class and caste. Even if his ideas were, at times, amateur, they provide us with the everyday lived realities of communist lives, and utopian dreams of equality, which need to be taken into account and historicised seriously.

Setting Forth Stages in Gandhi’s Journey

Gandhi and the Contemporary World edited by Sanjeev Kumar, India: Routledge, 2020; pp 252, ₹ 995 (hardback).

Thinking of Gandhi Today

Learning to think without being hindered by fear or temptation will, among other things, help those who want to emulate M K Gandhi deal with the gravest challenge that they face. That challenge is posed by those who, behind their deviously articulated public lip-service to him, are tirelessly engaged in realising that vision of India which is diametrically opposed to Gandhi’s humane vision.

Swachh Bharat: Hiding Caste Discrimination in Cleanliness

The Swachh Bharat Mission claims to have made significant progress in improving sanitation in India. But how credible are these claims?

Socio-historical Contexts of Gandhi’s Ideas

Why Gandhi Still Matters: An Appraisal of the Mahatma’s Legacy by Rajmohan Gandhi, New Delhi: Aleph Book Company India, 2017; pp xiii + 201, ₹ 499.

Gandhi’s Relevance in the 21st Century

Gandhi After 9/11: Creative Nonviolence and Sustainability by Douglas Allen, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2019; pp ix + 278, ₹ 845.

Narrating an Epic Life

Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World, 1914–1948 by Ramachandra Guha, Gurgaon: Penguin Allen Lane, 2018; pp xx + 1129, ₹ 999.
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